Review Article
Volume 17 Issue 7 - 2021
Post-ICU Discharge Management of Covid-19 Patients
Abdullah Musaad A Alghamdi*, Abdulrahman Faihan Alotaibi, Muhannad Saad Alabbasi, Hani Hammad Alabdali, Mansour Abdulmalik Alsheekh, Turki Abdulgany Helal, Albaraa Hussain Nayyaz and Albaraa Mohammed Alabbadi
King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Abdullah Musaad A Alghamdi, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Received: June 12, 2021; Published: June 30, 2021




Abstract

Introduction: The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which was initially reported in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, has proven to be the worst enemy of humanity and has had huge impacts on the healthcare system of the world. On March 11, 2020, it was declared as a pandemic by WHO. While the healthcare workers are fighting the current covid 19 pandemic, another challenge that has developed is the aftermath of covid 19 patients that have been discharged from a medical facility after being severely ill in an intensive care unit (ICU).

Aim of Work: This review aims at highlighting various problems faced by covid-19 patients who have been discharged from the ICU and their subsequent management.

Methodology: The review is a comprehensive research of PUBMED, Google Scholar, and WHO official page from the year 2009 to 2021.

Conclusion: COVID-19 has affected almost every country in the world and has become the worst pandemic the world could see. Patients with severe pulmonary conditions or other comorbidities are critically ill and are being transferred to the Intensive Care Unit. Such patients have a prolonged stay in critical care and hence develop various mental and physical issues post their discharge. Various rehabilitation programs have been in function after the pandemic, which focuses on the overall welfare of the patient, including physical, psychosocial, mental, and cognitive welfare. Such rehabilitation programs should be encouraged, and patients should be kept under constant follow-up post their discharge.

Keywords: COVID-19; PICS; Intensive Care Unit; Telerehabilitation

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